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  • In This Issue:

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. ERIN SHEPPARD PRESENTS DANCE WITH THE DEVIL AT THE TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 29 -NOVEMBER 1

    2. BAREBONES 21ST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA - OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1

    3. TU DANCE STUDIO SHOWING - OCTOBER 30

    4. JAMES SEWELL BALLET -- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET & RIBCAGE - OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2

    5. THE 8TH ANNUAL SPOOOOOOKTACULAR SHOW THIS SATURDAY! - NOVEMBER 1

    6. HONG KONG BALLET PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - NOVEMBER 6-7

    7. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET - NOVEMBER 6-7

    8. MARGAM - NOVEMBER 6-12

    9. FAUSTIN LINYEKULA AND PANAIBRA GABRIEL CANDA AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - NOVEMBER 7-8

    10. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

    11. CARRIE LANDE’S LIVE WIRE DANCE - NOVEMBER 7-8

    12. JAWAAHIR OPEN REHEARSAL: SAHRA SAEEDA CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 7

    13. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE AT HISTORIC HOLMES THEATRE - NOVEMBER 8

    14. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - NOVEMBER 11

    15. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE - NOVEMBER 14-23

    16. THREADS DANCE PROJECT -- THE SECRET OF SLAVE SONGS - NOVEMBER 14-15

    17. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

    18. CROWD CONTROL, A PERFORMANCE DESIGNED BY KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN - NOVEMBER 20-22

    19. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 32ND FALL SEASON AT THE COWLES CENTER - NOVEMBER 21-30

    20. TU DANCE AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - NOVEMBER 21-23

    21. ST. CROIX BALLET PRESENTS THE 24TH ANNUAL STILLWATER NUTCRACKER - NOVEMBER 28-30

    22. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS PRESENTS THE 26TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN'S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 6-7

    23. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MN PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 12-14

    24. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS CLARA’S DREAM FROM THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 18-21

    ONGOING CLASSES

    25. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY WINTER SESSION I CLASSES

    26. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    27. ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE WITH COLLIDE!

    28. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM FALL CLASSES

    29. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    30. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CLASSES

    31. DROP-IN CLASSES AT ZENON

    32. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    33. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    34. TAKE CLASS WITH KELSEY CHARLOTTE AT THE MOVEMENT LAB IN NOVEMBER!

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    35. MASTER CLASS: FAUSTIN LINYEKULA

    36. MASTER CLASS: RECYCLING MOVEMENT WITH PANAIBRA GABRIEL CANDA

    37. MATERIALS FOR THE SPINE

    38. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION

    39. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORK: THRU THE SKIN WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON

    40. CONTACT MASTER CLASSES WITH LISA NELSON AND KAREN NELSON

    41. MASTER CLASS WITH ROSY SIMAS

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    42. SEEKING ADULT NUTCRACKER PERFORMERS

    43. DANCING PEOPLE COMPANY OF ASHLAND, OREGON IS HIRING MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

    44. MACALESTER COLLEGE THEATRE AND DANCE DEPARTMENT HIRING DANCE INSTRUCTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

    45. MEN – TWIN CITIES BALLET HAS TWO OPTIONS FOR YOU!

    46. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

    47. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING MALE DANCER

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    48. CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS GRANT

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    49. ADVERTISE PERFORMANCES ON MINNESOTA PLAYLIST

    50. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    51. FREE CAREER COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    52. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

    53. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    54. “20 QUESTIONS WITH ZENON LEADERSHIP” ON MINNESOTA PLAYLIST


    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. ERIN SHEPPARD PRESENTS DANCE WITH THE DEVIL AT THE TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 29 -NOVEMBER 1

    How much would you pay for your hearts desire? Through dance and stories, Dance with the Devil toys with soul-selling, sins and coming face to face with the master of tricksters. When you want something badly enough, you'll do anything to get it.

    Show dates and times:

    Wednesday, October 29 at 8:30pm

    Friday, October 31 at 5:30pm

    Saturday, November 1 at 7pm

    Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave S

    Featuring:

    Erin Sheppard, Rita Boersma, Jessica Schilling, Regan K. Saunders, Coralee Kaivo, Caroline Sable, Rhett Romsaas, and Rob Ward

    Single show tickets are $15, $1 discount with MN Fringe button.

    Appropriate for 12+. (Strong language in some pieces, some violence and scary images. No gore, no weapons.)

    http://www.tchorrorfestival.com/dance-with-the-devil.html

    Contact: Jessica Schilling, j.m.schilling05@gmail.com

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    2. BAREBONES 21ST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA - OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1

    Vox Medusa, is excited to once again to be apart this year's Barebones 21st Annual Halloween Extravaganza!

    Come one and all! Barebones turns 21!

    Join us for our delicious concoction, Metamorphosoup.

    Metamorphosoup takes the legend of Stone Soup, and mixes it together with the oozy history of the Primordial Soup. Set on the banks of the Mississippi, the show teems with a flood of creativity, and bursts with a volcanic eruption of life!

    Over 100 Artists collaborate to create this puppet, fire dancing, stilt performers, dancing aerialist, live orchestra and theatrical family friendly Halloween spectacle each year!

    Outdoor performance Hidden Falls Regional Park Location: 1313 Hidden Falls Dr. Saint Paul, MN 55116

    Show dates (all shows begin at 7:00pm):

    Saturday, October 25th

    Sunday, October 26th

    Thursday, October 30th

    Friday, October 31st

    Saturday, November 1st

    Tickets: $10-20 suggested donation

    Dress warm for weather. The show is 45min in length.

    Contact: Kristin Freya, freya69@me.com

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    3. TU DANCE STUDIO SHOWING - OCTOBER 30

    Join us for a special in-studio preview featuring works
    to be performed in the upcoming fall concert, including segments of the world premiere by Icelandic choreographer Katrin Hall,
    commissioned by The O'Shaughnessy.

    Thursday, October 30

    5:30 - 7:00pm

    (showing starts at 6:00pm)

    TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West

    Saint Paul, MN 55114

    www.tudance.org

    (612) 605-1925

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    4. JAMES SEWELL BALLET -- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET & RIBCAGE - OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The James Sewell Ballet on Oct 31, Nov 1, and 2. The production will be at The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20-$36 (fees included).

    This delightful murder mystery ballet is inspired by radio personality Garrison Keillor’s fictitious character Guy Noir, Private Eye. It comes to life through a colorful cast of characters and the music of Rich Dworsky of A Prairie Home Companion. Also on the bill is Rib Cage, a collaboration with celebrated soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw.

    More information and tickets:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/james-sewell-ballet-4

    The Cowles Center:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    5. THE 8TH ANNUAL SPOOOOOOKTACULAR SHOW THIS SATURDAY! - NOVEMBER 1

    The Eighth Annual Spoooooktacular Show--an annual variety show featuring performances from the sublime to the spooky--is Saturday November 1! Featuring your hosts The Zombie National Folkloric Troupe with performances by Mistress Tara, Al-Bahira Dance Theater, Torre Edahl, Nate & Dolo, Subrina, Geek Slink, and other fabulous ghoulish guests!

    This show is fun and creepy but family friendly (with a special kids ticket price for our youngest guests.) In addition to the fabulous entertainment, we will have some complimentary light refreshments, plus a wine-for-donation table.

    Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door (space permitting, discount for groups of 4 or more)

    Children 10 & under: $5

    Children under 2 are free

    Advance sale tickets available at http://albahira.org/spooky_1114.htm

    Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Location:

    Intermedia Arts

    2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Free lot parking available on the north and west sides of the building.

    Contact: Mirah Ammal, mirah@albahira.org

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    6. HONG KONG BALLET PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - NOVEMBER 6-7

    Northrop Presents

    Hong Kong Ballet Performance Preview

    Thu, Nov 6, 6:15 pm

    Fri, Nov 7, 6:45 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    Free and open to the public

    Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program. This preview will be moderated by Penelope Freeh, a 2014 McKnight Artist Fellow for Choreography.

    For more info, please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/hong-kong-ballet-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    7. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET - NOVEMBER 6-7

    Northrop Presents

    Hong Kong Ballet

    Thu, Nov 6, 7:30 pm

    Fri, Nov 7, 8:00 pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $74, $64, $49

    Turandot

    The Hong Kong Ballet is one of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia and is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique fascination for the dance world. It’s a company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

    An adaptation of the opera, Turandot is a ballet of power, lust, and revenge with visually stunning sets, drama, and accompanied by Puccini’s original music. The dazzling spectacle of Turandot revolves around the love triangle surrounding the princess Turandot, who shuns potential lovers with her heart of ice.

    For more info and tickets, please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/hong-kong-ballet

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    8. MARGAM - NOVEMBER 6-12

    Three solo evenings of Bharatanatyam with live music.

    Performed by Jessica Fiala, Tamara Nadel, and Ashwini Ramaswamy

    Choreographed by Ranee Ramaswamy & Aparna Ramaswamy

    Musical Ensemble: Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, Ramya Sundaresan Kapadia, Rajna Swaminathan, and Anjna Swaminathan

    In Bharatanatyam, the Margam is a pathway for revealing the spiritual through the corporeal. These solo evenings interweave rhythm and melody, image and poetry, beauty and strength, intense physicality and intimate emotion. Margam is a personal embodiment of the eternal rhythms of life.

    Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.

    Soloist: Jessica Fiala

    The Lab Theater, Minneapolis

    http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!ragamala/c1hmm

    Friday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.

    Soloist: Tamara Nadel

    The Lab Theater, Minneapolis

    http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!ragamala/c1hmm

    Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.

    Soloist: Ashwini Ramaswamy

    Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield

    http://apps.carleton.edu/weitz/

    Lab Theater Tickets: $15 ($10 students/youth/seniors)

    Weitz Center: Free admission

    Margam is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    Contact: Jessica Fiala, jessica.ragamala@gmail.com

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    9. FAUSTIN LINYEKULA AND PANAIBRA GABRIEL CANDA AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - NOVEMBER 7-8

    Tales of Home: Congo / Mozambique

    Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda

    Walker Art Center

    Friday–Saturday, November 7–8, 8 pm

    » more information at http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/faustinpanaibra

    This two-evening program of intimately scaled dance-theater features extraordinary contemporary artists from the African continent and the welcome return of Walker favorite Faustin Linyekula. In both full-length works, Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda grapple with the complex histories of their countries by reigniting memories of and experiences with their fathers and their own experiences of dislocation, forced emigration, and cultural assimilation.

    Purchase tickets to both programs for $30 ($26 Walker members) by calling the box office at 612.375.7600. Tickets for each evening are $22 ($18).

    Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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    10. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

    World premiere at the Cowles Center

    November 7-9, 2014

    - Friday, Nov. 7 @ 8pm

    - Saturday, Nov. 8 @ 8pm

    - Sunday, Nov. 9 @ 2pm

    The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

    More information and tickets:

    612.206.3600

    Tickets: $25-$30 (Discounts available)

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/katha-dance

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) presents the world premiere of THE RUBAIYAT – LIFE IN A DAY, based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam. The haunting, melancholy musings of the Persian philosopher-poet are brought to life in vivid detail by choreographer Rita Mustaphi (KDT founder/artistic director) and the company dancers of Katha Dance Theatre.

    The Rubaiyat - Life in a Day features an exciting cast of guest artists, including composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, violinist David Stenshoel, guitarist Thomas Nordlund, and flutist Dawn Doering. The artist-media team of Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn bring the classic poems into lustrous focus, providing design projections and digital Illustrations.

    Contact: Erin McGregor, Erin.kathadancetheatre@gmail.com

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    11. CARRIE LANDE’S LIVE WIRE DANCE - NOVEMBER 7-8

    Carrie Lande's Live Wire Dance presents: A Lady is...Fashion, Sex and Perceptions of Women: 1920s-1940s

    November 7 and 8 @ 8pm, James Sewell Tek Box

    “A lady is…one who never intentionally shows her underwear”. Live Wire Dance Company (Minneapolis), directed by Carrie Lande, presents an evening of rhythmically electrified movement. A Lady is… is a glimpse into society’s perceptions of women as seen through fashion and the roles that women played in the workforce during the 1920s – 1940s. These two themes helped propel the liberation of women into the modern age. Lande creates an atmospheric affair accompanied by nostalgic costumes, props, music and movement reminiscent to each era, telling women’s experiences through fashion and choreography.

    Direction and Choreography by: Carrie Lande and Performed by: Jennifer Glaws (Mpls), Lindsay Bullock (Mpls), Brandi Coleman (Chicago), and Whitney Jacobs (NYC)

    Join us for an evening of laughter, tears and empowerment.

    November 7 and 8 @ 8pm

    James Sewell Tek Box

    Tickets on Sale NOW! $15, Order ahead or purchase at the Door.

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/908156

    For more info:

    Live Wire Dance Company

    Contact: Carrie Lande, carrielande@yahoo.com

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    12. JAWAAHIR OPEN REHEARSAL: SAHRA SAEEDA CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 7

    Come watch our esteemed guest choreographer, Sahra Saeeda, work with Jawaahir. Sahra is in Minneapolis to create an original piece of choreography for the company. Please join us for this FREE Open Rehearsal on Friday, November 7, at our studio, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls, at 8:15pm.

    Sahra Saeeda has performed and taught Egyptian-style Orientale and Folkloric dance on five continents. Originally from the Los Angeles, California area, Sahra lived, danced, and researched in Egypt from 1989 to 1995. Since then, she has been teaching and performing Egyptian and folkloric dance around the world. Jawaahir Dance Company is thrilled to be the recipient of a Minnesota Regional Arts Council Arts Learning grant to bring her to the Twin Cities.

    A Q & A session with Sahra and Cassandra will be held Sunday afternoon, November 9, at 4:00pm at the Cahoots Coffee Shop at 1562 Selby, just east of Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

    No registration is necessary for either the rehearsal or the Q&A session — just come!

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information.

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    13. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE AT HISTORIC HOLMES THEATRE - NOVEMBER 8

    Mohona: Estuaries of Desire

    7:30pm • Saturday, November 8

    Historic Holmes Theatre

    826 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN

    218-844-7469

    http://www.dlccc.org/index.php/historic-holmes-theatre/

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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    14. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - NOVEMBER 11

    Ballet Tuesday returns for another season November 11th at 12pm!

    Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance as they perform excerpts from their company repertoire and incorporate audience participation.

    Location: Landmark Center

    75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

    Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    15. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE - NOVEMBER 14-23

    The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held for two weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The

    Cowles Center, November 14-23.

    The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

    The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

    Bart Buch

    Kym Longhi

    Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

    Rosy Simas

    Deborah Jinza Thayer

    Vanessa Voskuil

    All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

    DATES:

    November 14-15-16, 21-22-23

    LOCATION:

    The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

    TICKETS:

    Suggested Donation $10-$25

    INFORMATION:

    www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

    Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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    16. THREADS DANCE PROJECT -- THE SECRET OF SLAVE SONGS - NOVEMBER 14-15

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project in their production of The Secrets of Slave Songs. The production runs November 14th and 15th and tickets are $25-$30 (fees included).

    The Secrets of Slave Songs will re-imagine the meaning of traditional Negro Spiritual lyrics in direct relation to the African-American quest for freedom from slavery. This evening length piece emanates from the theory of the Traditional Negro Spiritual as a secret language of communication among slaves to express the triumph of escape, the trials of attempted escape, and the sorrow in failing to escape.

    More information and tickets:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/threads-dance-project

    The Cowles Center:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    17. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

    Presented by Fire Drill

    Performances by:

    keyon gaskin (PDX) // Allie Hankins (PDX) // Maryanna Lachman & Sam Hertz (OAK) // SuperGroup (MPLS) // Aniccha Arts (MPLS) // Takahiro Yamamoto (PDX) // Lucy Lee Yim (PDX)

    Bedlam Lowertown

    213 East 4th Street

    Saint Paul, MN 55101

    Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7 pm

    Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

    Purchase here

    Absolute Bliss, presented by performance duo Fire Drill, is an evening of pop-up experimental choreography by up-and-coming artists from Portland, Oakland, and the Twin Cities, brought together through an emerging artist-driven touring network for contemporary performance. Through an open format at Bedlam Lowertown, performances unfold throughout the evening, highlighting experimental forms and speculating on contemporary embodiment.

    http://fire-drill.org/

    Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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    18. CROWD CONTROL, A PERFORMANCE DESIGNED BY KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN - NOVEMBER 20-22

    Featuring the music and dance of Gospel Machine: Jayanthi Kyle, Wes Burdine, Scott Munson, Jimmy Osterholt, David Osborn, Yonci and the Footprints, Deja Stowers, Angharad Davies, and Emily Broeker

    November 20, 21, 22

    at the Ritz Theater

    345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    8pm

    $10-30

    Facebook event:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/551849591615009/?source=1&sid_create=1428484631

    crowd control is a performance designed by choreographer and dancer Kenna-Camara Cottman.
    This will be her first evening length work.
    Kenna explores new territory with familiar elements to explore complex ideas through movement, sound and visuals.
    This will be Kenna’s first attempt at interracial dance (outside of an educational setting).
    Black bodies tell stories, white bodies tell stories, voices and instruments tell stories too. The same movement tells a new story on each new body that embodies it.
    Kenna is interested in the movements that look right but don’t feel right, the moves that are executed but not felt, the styles that are both cultural and technical, yet can’t be taught.
    Why do we do what we do in the circle, in the bedroom, in the club, in the spotlight?
    These are the questions that gave rise to the piece Kenna has designed -
    crowd control.

    Contact: Kenna-Camara Cottman, kennajean13@gmail.com

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    19. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 32ND FALL SEASON AT THE COWLES CENTER - NOVEMBER 21-30

    World premieres by:

    Osnel Delgado, Northrop McKnight International Artist

    and Vanessa Anspaugh

    Reprises:

    "CAUGHT" by Stefanie Batten Bland

    "My Very Empty Mouth" by Wynn Fricke

    The maverick Zenon Dance Company, a modern- and jazz-dance institution that continues to influence and enhance the Minnesota dance scene, announces its 32st Fall Season, November 21-30 at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis.

    The program showcases Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado’s first dance piece on a U.S. company, “Coming Home.” The Cuban choreographer is this year’s Northrop McKnight International Artist. Zenon also premieres “blind drive driveway” by Brooklyn-based choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh.

    Zenon Dance Company’s 32nd Fall Season

    What:

    Zenon Dance Company’s 32nd Fall Season

    When:

    Fridays and Saturdays, November 21-22, 28-29—8 p.m.

    Sunday, November 30—2 p.m.

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

    Tickets: $34 (fees included)

    Delgado describes “Coming Home” as “a piece about a journey” in which the sport of baseball (beloved by Cubans and Americans) became common ground between the choreographer and the dancers, and also “a metaphor for life, confrontation, and people coming together for a common goal.” Fleeting gestures and abstracted movements from baseball are embedded in the dynamic, contemporary dance work.

    Anspaugh calls “blind drive driveway” a “landscape of wild multiplicity” in which she and the Zenon dancers “explore the tensions between self and other through themes of possession and surrender.” Elevating absence and longing with ritualistic reverence, Anspaugh interrogates our insatiable desire to connect and the ways in which we resist connection.

    Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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    20. TU DANCE AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - NOVEMBER 21-23

    For more information and to purchase tickets click here

    Join Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, as The O’Shaughnessy presents the launch of TU Dance’s 11th season with a fall dance concert featuring current choreographic perspectives from St. Paul, New York and Reykjavik, Iceland.
    The evening includes a world premiere by Icelandic choreographer Katrin Hall, specially commissioned by The O’Shaughnessy—a work that explores the essential need for space through Hall’s distinctively contemporary lens.
    Also on the program is Uri Sands’
    One (2013), a work for six women which pays tribute to Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cell; If and Or (2013), a vibrant full-company work choreographed by Dwight Rhoden of Complexions Contemporary Ballet; and additional work from the company’s repertory.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    21. ST. CROIX BALLET PRESENTS THE 24TH ANNUAL STILLWATER NUTCRACKER - NOVEMBER 28-30

    Celebrate the holidays with St. Croix Ballet’s narrated, family-friendly Victorian Christmas Ballet! The Stillwater Nutcracker, now in its 24th year, is a classical version that is choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky, and follows the traditional story of a young girl named Clara and her magical Christmas dream.
    Set in Victorian era Stillwater, it includes live narration and is performed by the exuberant dancing of children from ages five through professional level dancers who grace the show with beauty and spirit.

    Each year we inaugurate the holidays with this beloved Christmas tradition on Thanksgiving weekend. We would love to have you join us!

    Nutcracker Performances are held at the Stillwater Area High School Auditorium with 6 shows:

    Friday, November 28: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 29: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

    Sunday, November 30: 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm

    To purchase tickets, please visit: http://stcroixballet.com/tickets.aspx

    Contact: Susan Peterson, sjpeterson005@gmail.com

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    22. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS PRESENTS THE 26TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN'S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 6-7

    Saturday, December 6, 7 pm

    Sunday, December 7, 3 pm

    Richfield Middle School

    73rd and Oliver Ave S

    Tickets $10 for children of all ages.

    Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

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    23. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MN PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 12-14

    Twin Cities Ballet performs its flagship traditional, full-length professional production of Denise Vogt's Nutcracker Ballet to full houses each year at the south metro's premier professional theater, Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center). The cast of approximately 120 consists of TCB's core company of professional dancers and apprentices, dancers from other local and national professional dance companies, students from area dance schools, and community residents.

    2014 Performances of The Nutcracker

    December 12 – 14, 2014

    Ames Center, Burnsville

    Performances:

    Friday, Dec. 12
    7:00pm

    Saturday, Dec. 13
    2:00pm

    Saturday, Dec. 13
    7:00pm

    Sunday, Dec. 14
    1:00pm

    Sunday, Dec.14
    4:30pm

    Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com

    Directions to Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center) :

    I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn Right (south) on Nicollet; Turn Right on Travellers Trail; Ames Center is on the Left (about ½ block)

    Ames Center Address: 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

    Contact: Denise Vogt, 952 452-3163

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    24. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS CLARA’S DREAM FROM THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 18-21

    Saint Paul Ballet presents Clara's Dream from The Nutcracker, a must-see holiday event for the whole family. The company leads a cast of eighty in this family-friendly, hour and ten minute show. It is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with the familiar music of Tchiakovsky's Nutcracker Suite including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Flowers.

    The performances will be held at Macalester College Theater, December 18th at 7pm, December 19th at 7:30pm, December 20th at 2pm and 7:30pm, and December 21st at 2pm.

    Purchase tickets here: http://clarasdream2014.brownpapertickets.com/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    25. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY WINTER SESSION I CLASSES

    October 20 through December 21, 2014

    Monday Classes:

    Beginning 2 Choreography: Tieintos
    5:30-6:30 PM

    Intro Class
    6:30-7:30 PM

    Wednesday Classes:

    Intermediate 1 and 2 Choreography: Caracoles and Bulerias
    6:00-7:00 PM

    Saturday Classes:

    Beginning 2 and Intermediate 1 Repertory: Continuing Seguiriyas
    11:00 AM-12:00 NOON

    Intermediate 2 and Advanced Choreography: Fandangos w/Castanets
    12:00 NOON-1:00 PM

    Children 4: Choreography
    1:15-2:00 PM

    Children 3: Intro to Choreography
    2-2:30 PM

    Children 2: Beginning Technique
    2:30-3:00 PM

    Children1: Learning to Learn Dance
    3:00-3:30 PM

    Go to: www.andaflamenco.com for pricing and details

    Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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    26. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

    Open Ballet Classes for Teens and Adults

    BALLET FUNDAMENTALS (*Preregistration required)

    Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Studio 6B

    Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

    BEGINNING BALLET

    Sunday, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Studio 6B

    Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

    BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET

    Monday, 6:45 - 8:15pm, Studio 6A

    Teacher: Marcia Keegan

    Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30pm (with Pointe 8:30 - 9:00pm), Studio 6A

    Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

    Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30am, Studio 6A

    Teacher: Jill Lile

    INTERMEDIATE BALLET

    Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Studio 6A

    Teacher: Marcia Keegan

    INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET

    Sunday, 11:15am - 12:45pm (with Pointe 12:45 - 1:15pm), Studio 6A

    Teacher: Marcia Keegan

    ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET, 9:30 - 11:00am, Studio 2B

    Monday - James Sewell (or Chris Hannon)

    Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

    Wednesday - Barry Leon

    Thursday - Lirena Branitski

    Friday - Sally Rousse (Matthew Keefe on October 10, 17, 24, & 31)

    Saturday - Justin Leaf

    Regular Class Prices:

    90-minute class $15

    Barre only $10

    30-minute pointe class $5

    10-class card $110

    5-class card $60

    10-pointe class card $40

    Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.

    Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

    *Ballet Fundamentals (pre registration required)

    Fall Session: September 9 - November 25, 2014

    12-class series, $150

    Winter Session: January 6 - March 24, 2015

    12-class series, $150

    Spring Session: April 7 - June 23, 2015

    12-class series, $150

    Summer Session: July 7 - August 25, 2015

    All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue,

    Minneapolis MN 55403.

    For more information, visit the MDT&S website at http://www.mndance.org or contact Open Division Manager Justin Leaf at justin.leaf@mndance.org.

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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    27. ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE WITH COLLIDE!

    Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm & Thursdays 9:30-11:00am

    At The Cowles Center

    All Classes taught by Artistic Director, Regina Peluso. Class consists of a 45 minute intense technical warm-up, intricate rhythmic and turning combinations and Broadway Jazz/lyrical
    choreography.

    Classes are $12 or $10 with the purchase of a 5 or 10 class card. Warm-up only rate is $8. Come get sweaty in a warm and supportive environment. New faces welcome.

    More info: www.collidetheatrical.org

    877-508-7890

    Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    28. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM FALL CLASSES

    Fall dance classes

    Tuesdays

    Int/Adv

    6:45 to 8pm

    Instructor Cathy Wind

    Wednesdays

    Tappy Hour Beginners

    9:30-10:45AM

    Instructor: Ellen Keane

    Sundays

    Youth Tap Ensemble

    Open Technique 2pm-3:15

    Choreography 3:15-5pm

    Open Jam "Tap Church" 5pm-6:15 $5 donation

    Celtic Junction

    836 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

    Sign up at website www.tapcompany.org

    Contact: Cathy Wind, 612 986 1944

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    29. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
    Join us in our spacious studios!

    Morning Open Classes

    Monday, ​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

    Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am,

    ​Modern with Erin Thompson

    ​Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

    Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert (Thursday, Oct. 30, Pilates with Elayna Waxse)

    ​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Friday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Horton based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce ​​(Friday, Oct. 31, Modern with Emilie Flink)

    Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

    Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

    Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

    Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman (Thursday, Oct. 30, West African with Guest Teacher)

    Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

    Saturdays, 3:00-4:​00 pm, Advanced/Intermediate
    ​Contemporary with Katelyn Skelley

    For more information visit "Open Classes" at www.tudance.org.
    Schedule is subject to change.
    Cost:
    $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
    55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    30. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CLASSES

    For all dancers and movers.
    Taught by AmSAT certified 23 year instructor Lisa First. Learn skills to improve how you think and how you move.
    Gain efficiency and improve presence and awareness. Refine awareness in action and artistry in performance.

    Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Date: November 4 - December 9, 2014

    Location:

    Midtown YWCA

    2121 East Lake Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    See map: Google Maps

    Contact Phone number: (612) 822-3504

    ywca@ywcampls.org

    Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Teacher: Lisa First

    Date: November 5 - December 10, 2014

    Location:

    Downtown YWCA

    1130 Nicollet Mall

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    (612) 822-3504

    ywca@ywcampls.org

    Intermediate and Beginning small group AT classes also at Enterspace.

    Contact: Lisa First, lfirst.alexander@gmail.com

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    31. DROP-IN CLASSES AT ZENON

    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in.

    This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule:

    http://www.zenondance.org/school/classes.html

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Mondays:

    9:30-11am, Advanced Ballet with Lisa Erickson

    5-6pm, Intermediate Tap with Rush Benson

    8-9pm, Intermediate 1 Hip Hop with Erin Sheppard

    Tuesdays:

    9:30-11am, Advanced Modern with Penny Freeh

    5:30-6:30pm, Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

    Wednesdays:

    9:30-11:30am, Advanced Improvisation/Contact Improv with HIJACK

    Thursdays:

    9:30-11am,Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    7:00-8:30pm, Intermediate 1 Modern with Dustin Haug

    Fridays:

    9:30-11am, Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas and Krista Langberg

    9:30-11am,Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

    12-1:30pm, Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

    Saturdays:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    12:30-2pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

    Mondays:

    8-9pm, Beginning 1 Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

    Tuesdays:

    6:30-8pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin

    Wednesdays:

    5:30-7pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    Thursdays:

    12-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Saturdays:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    10-11:30am, Beginning 1 Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    12:30-2pm, Fundamental Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

    2-3pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Rush Benson

    YOUTH CLASSES in Modern, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Creative Movement for ages

    3-14. Check our schedule for details!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    32. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

    For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience ; ages 12-18)

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

    Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Grand Ave Studio

    Saturdays 8:30-9:30am Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

    This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

    Monday 10:00-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

    Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm Grand Ave Studio

    Thursday 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio

    Friday 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio

    Saturday 9:30-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    33. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org

    Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub

    Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine

    Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth

    Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko (Some Sundays this fall with

    Lirena Branitski)

    Cost:
    $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad
CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

    12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    34. TAKE CLASS WITH KELSEY CHARLOTTE AT THE MOVEMENT LAB IN NOVEMBER!

    Adult Int/Adv Contemporary with Kelsey Charlotte

    Sunday November 2, 9, 16 and 30

    6:00-7:30 pm

    $15 drop-in | $55 for series | $130 for 10-class card

    (Professionals or pre-registrants: $13 drop-in | $50 for series | $110 for 10-class card)

    The pre-professional/professional division of the Movement Lab is excited to welcome Kelsey Charlotte as our intermediate/advanced contemporary class instructor for the month of November!

    To pre-register for Kelsey's upcoming classes, send your name, contact info and method of registration (drop-in, series or class card) to movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com.

    Movement Lab

    5155 Bloomington Ave

    Minneapolis, MN

    55417

    Contact: Stepheni Hubert, movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    35. MASTER CLASS: FAUSTIN LINYEKULA

    Walker Art Center

    Tuesday, November 4, 7–9 pm

    » more information at http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/master-class-faustin-linyekula

    Join Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula to explore ways that movement, individual identity, and personal memory can aid a choreographer in the development of their craft. In this workshop, participants will investigate how their voice can be expressed through their own unique movement vocabulary. Professional dancers or advanced-level, preprofessional college students preferred. Limited to 15 participants.

    Tickets available online or call 612.375.7600. $10 ($6 Walker members). Attend this class plus Panaibra Gabriel Canda’s master classes for $15 ($10 Walker members).

    Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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    36. MASTER CLASS: RECYCLING MOVEMENT WITH PANAIBRA GABRIEL CANDA

    Walker Art Center

    Wednesday, November 5, 7–8:30 pm

    » more information at http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/creative-workshop-recycling-movement-panaibra

    This workshop introduces Panaibra Gabriel Canda’s modern movement technique with improvisation and creativity. After a warm-up, Canda will teach a series of movement phrases. Building on these, participants will reinterpret and invent new phrases and movements—even incorporating words and voice—for larger group improvisation. Advanced-level students and professional dancers preferred. Limited to 20 participants.

    Tickets available online or call 612.375.7600. $10 ($6 Walker members). Attend this class plus Faustin Linyekula’s master classes for $15 ($10 Walker members).

    Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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    37. MATERIALS FOR THE SPINE

    With Otto Ramstad

    Sunday, November 9

    at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Twin Cities Tai Chi Studio,

    2242 University Ave W #207

    St Paul, MN 55114

    email wendyruble@gmail.com to register

    $20 in advance

    “With Material for the Spine, I am interested in alloying a technical approach to the processes of improvisation. It is a system for exploring interior and exterior muscles of the back. It aims to bring consciousness to the dark side of the body, that is, the ‘other’ side, or the inside, those sides not much self-seen, and to submit sensations from them to the mind for consideration.” -Steve Paxton

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    38. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION

    Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

    Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

    This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center. http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

    Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

    Monday September 8- November 17th, 2014

    The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

    Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

    $100 for the eleven week series & including jam

    Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

    This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

    This special series will be an opportunity to learn from movement practitioners and improvisers based in Twin Cities. Upcoming teachers include Rosy Simas,
    Kristin Van Loon, Olive Bieringa, Karen Nelson.

    Please see all related events here:

    http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/fall-2014-twin-cities-contact-improvisation/

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    39. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORK: THRU THE SKIN WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON

    Saturday & Sunday 22 & 23 November 10-4pm

    Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    Cost for workshop $150-250 sliding scale

    To register email wendyruble@gmail.com to send a $50 deposit SPACE IS LIMITED

    This is an incredible opportunity to study with master contact improvisor Karen Nelson. This open level workshop will explore inner and outer spirals following the many double helix structures found thru the body and with a partner. Tracking, blending and harmonizing Center, enhancing the activity of physical listening and choice, entering and exiting dances, seeing/being space, and allowing the body’s relationship with gravity to do the talking. Lots of “standing around”, small dance practice, as prelude and interlude to copious open dancing.

    Karen Nelson brings Tuning Improvisation and Material for the Spine to her 35-year practice of Contact Improvisation dancing, performing and teaching. Influenced as well by her studies in Aikido, Feldenkrais, Focusing , QiGong, NVC and meditation, she is compelled towards a holistic view of embodied dancing. She has collaborated on many projects including co-founding DanceAbility, Breitenbush Jam, Diverse Dance Research Retreat, and the performance group Image Lab.
    She teaches group retreats and workshops, works one to one, and performs her solo and collaborative work at home (Vashon Island, WA) and abroad.

    This programming is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack and the Walker Art Center.

    http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5048/

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    40. CONTACT MASTER CLASSES WITH LISA NELSON AND KAREN NELSON

    In the flow of their ongoing Wednesday morning Contact Improvisation/Improvisation class at Zenon, HIJACK is thrilled to host masterclasses by two improvisation heroes:

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9:30-11:30am

    LISA NELSON

    LISA NELSON is a dance-maker, improvisational performer, videographer, and collaborative artist. Stemming from her work with video and dance in the '70s, she developed an approach to spontaneous composition and performance she calls Tuning Scores. She performs, teaches, and creates dances in diverse spaces on many continents, and maintains long-term collaborations with other artists, including Steve Paxton, Daniel Lepkoff, videoartist Cathy Weis, and Image Lab. She has co-edited Contact Quarterly dance and improvisation journal since 1977 and directs Videoda, a project for videotapes of improvisational dance. Lisa Nelson will be performing her duet with Steve Paxton, "Night Stand", as part of "Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton" at Walker Art Center.

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 9:30-11:30AM

    KAREN NELSON

    KAREN NELSON brings Tuning Improvisation and Material for the Spine to her 35-year practice of Contact Improvisation dancing, performing and teaching. Influenced as well by her studies in Aikido, Feldenkrais, Focusing , QiGong, NVC and meditation, she is compelled towards a holistic view of embodied dancing. She has collaborated on many projects including co-founding DanceAbility, Breitenbush Jam, Diverse Dance Research Retreat, and the performance group Image Lab.

    Both classes are open to drop-ins and all levels of experience.

    $16/class (discounts for professional rate and registration)

    www.zenondance.org

    Contact: Kristin Van Loon, hijackdance@hotmail.com

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    41. MASTER CLASS WITH ROSY SIMAS

    Tuesday, November 18th 7-9PM

    Rosy Simas is offering a unique two-hour master class experience that guides students through movement explorations used in her process of creating We Wait In the Darkness and her latest work Skin(s).

    Simas has created a practice that hones in on waking up our DNA memories through moving from the senses.

    This timely workshop is offered so that participants may have another entry into the performance of Skin(s) which will be presented November 22nd at 7:30PM and 23rd at 9:00PM in The RIGHT HERE Showcase at the Tek Box in The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts in Minneapolis.

    This master class is FREE but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as class is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to dance(at)rosysimas.com

    LOCATION: James Sewell Ballet Studio 2B at the Cowles Center.

    Rosy Simas is a contemporary dance choreographer and teacher. She is from the Seneca Nation of New York. Simas investigates how culture, history, homeland, and identity are stored in the body and expressed in movement. Simas is driven by many inspirations: philosophy, relationships, art, nature, poetry, music, and history. Her latest work We Wait In The Darkness, which is currently touring North America, was awarded a 2014 Sage Dance Award for outstanding design and nominated for outstanding performance. Simas currently teaches Body Re-Education (Mahler/Klein Technique) at Zenon Dance School in Minneapolis, MN.

    Contact: Rosy Simas, dance@rosysimas.com

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    42. SEEKING ADULT NUTCRACKER PERFORMERS

    Academy of Russian Ballet seeking adults to dance in Nutcracker party scene

    Rehearsals on Sundays and stage dress rehearsals on Wed Dec 10, Thu Dec 11

    Performances Dec 12, 13 and 14 in Eden Prairie High School PAC

    For info call 612-501-9208 or email academyofrussianballetusa@gmail.com

    Contact: Kirill Bak, academyofrussianballetusa@gmail.com

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    43. DANCING PEOPLE COMPANY OF ASHLAND, OREGON IS HIRING MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

    Positions begin January 2015.

    DPC requires strong modern dancers with a working knowledge of ballet for paid positions. The ideal candidate has good line coupled with a suppleness of movement and training in various "release" techniques. Partnering skills of a contact improvisation style are a must. Dancers must be able to learn and retain set choreography quickly and accurately, yet also have a desire to explore through improvisation.

    Currently, DPC works a 5-day week, beginning in mid October and continuing through May, with scattered weeks off at the holidays and in the spring. We also have some scattered work in the summer months, including touring and an outdoor show in Ashland. Contract is usually 22-24 weeks. This half-season contract will include 6 weeks of high school outreach in surrounding communities, which includes fill stage performances at the end of each 2-week school residency; rehearsals and performances of new choreography in the spring; and showings throughout the year in casual and alternative spaces.

    Initial audition via DVD or online reel, or in person

    San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 9th 3:30-5:30, ODC Studios

    Eugene, OR, Saturday Nov 22rd, 1-4, University of Oregon, Gerlinger Annex

    Seattle, WA, Sunday Nov. 23rd, 5-7pm, eXitSPACE, 414 NE 72nd St

    Video of DPC can be Found on Vimeo.com. Search for Robin Stiehm.

    Contact: Artistic Director, Robin Stiehm, Robin@dancingpeople.com, 541-488-9683

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    44. MACALESTER COLLEGE THEATRE AND DANCE DEPARTMENT HIRING DANCE INSTRUCTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

    The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department invites applications for a faculty position in the Dance Program beginning August 2015. This is a part-time appointment with a salary of $35,000 – $36,000, benefits-eligible. The appointment includes choreographing for an annual concert, teaching dance theory and studio-based technique courses, and participating in departmental activities. The position will call upon the successful applicant’s reach as both a teacher/scholar and practitioner. Qualifications: College-level teaching experience required; MFA preferred.

    Responsibilities:

    *Teach beginning through advanced modern dance or ballet technique

    *Teach a combination of dance theory courses that may include, for example, a

    somatics-based course, dance history, and/or cultural studies

    *Choreograph work on students for a main-stage concert

    *Serve as an artistic adviser for student choreographers

    *Participate in departmental activities

    Application Guidelines and Deadline: Please submit the following to www.academicjobsonline.org:

    *Letter of application which addresses your qualifications for this position

    *Curriculum Vitae

    *Teaching Philosophy and Interests Statement

    *Three letters of reference

    *Link to choreographic work. (You may also mail in a DVD.)

    Questions may be directed to Wynn Fricke, Dance Program Director in the Department of Theatre and Dance, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105; or at wfricke@macalester.edu; 651-696-6329. Application review will begin December 1, 2014.

    Contact: Jeanne Arntzen, arntzen@macalester.edu

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    45. MEN – TWIN CITIES BALLET HAS TWO OPTIONS FOR YOU!

    Seeking:

    1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 spring season as a full company member salaried employee, January to mid-may 2015

    2) Company Trainee: on-going openings for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season.

    Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

    Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163.
    Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

    Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks.
    Expect to participate in TCB's new spring production of Narnia in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

    Interested dancers: for more information on applying and/or to arrange an audition with the company, please contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163.

    http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

    Contact: Denise Vogt, 952 452-3163

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    46. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

    Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

    This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities. In addition to receiving the finest

    professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

    AUDITION INFORMATION:

    To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

    For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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    47. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING MALE DANCER

    Saint Paul Ballet is seeking a male BALLET professional for our 2015 contemporary performance!

    You must be available for Wednesday and Sunday rehearsals and November 8th-12th for the setting of the piece with choreographer Joseph Morrissey.

    You may audition during company on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10-12 or Sunday from 11:30-1:30 at our Fairview Ave N Studios. $25 audition fee, please bring resume and pictures.

    Compensation available.

    Please email company@spcballet.org for more details.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    48. CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS GRANT

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014. To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
    For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
    careertransition.org.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    49. ADVERTISE PERFORMANCES ON MINNESOTA PLAYLIST

    Did you know you can advertise your performances on MinnesotaPlaylist.com for FREE? We receive more than 15,000 unique visits a month from performing artists and performing arts lovers--your target audience! It's simple.

    All you need to do is fill in the form here http://minnesotaplaylist.com/node/add/performance

    Contact: Alan Berks, alan@minnesotaplaylist.com

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    50. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light.
    The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room,

    and free off-street parking.

    TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.
    Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side:
    2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

    Please email Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez at abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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    51. FREE CAREER COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    Dancers! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    52. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

    GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

    Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

    availability.

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    53. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

    Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

    Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

    availability.

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    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    54. “20 QUESTIONS WITH ZENON LEADERSHIP” ON MINNESOTA PLAYLIST

    Check out dancer Adia Morris's 20 Questions interview with Zenon leader Linda Z. Andrews.

    http://minnesotaplaylist.com/magazine/article/20-questions-zenon-leadership

    Come back for more interviews with dancer-makers in the coming weeks.

    Contact: Alan Berks,
    alan@minnesotaplaylist.com

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